CIO Offense + Defense Innovation

Join the Best Local CIOs and Business IT Leaders

at this private invitation-only event

Three Sessions Focused on Delivering 

Value to You!

[Complete Agenda Below]

Event Details

Thurs, April 12, 2018 

Time: 11AM-2:30PM
Silver Spring, MD  

Bill Murphy
President & CEO, RedZone Technologies

"I have observed after hosting these CIO gatherings for 20 years that you need to be associated with and surrounded by the best in order to reach your highest personal and professional potential. The corporate 'immune system' is very strong. It doesn't like change and will actively discourage new ideas and people who take action. However, CIOs who surround themselves with peers who think in a powerful, transformational, and different way will be able to thrive with disruption and business ambiguity and will win professionally and personally." - Bill

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  Date:  Thursday, April 12th

Time: 11AM - 2:30PM

 Location: Silver Spring, MD

Session 1 - Offense Innovation: CIO Peer to Peer Roundtable Discussion on Innovation & Transformation

11:30am - 1:15pm Interactive Discussions Facilitated By Bill Murphy

The goal of the facilitated roundtable discussion is to have high performance CIOs collaborating in a tight-knit group focusing on, but not limited to these topics below

  • How do high performance leaders think? The best CIOs ask the best questions.
  • CIO Relevance: How can you keep growing as a high performance leader? What do you need to learn?
  • Seat at the table: You want to be involved with business innovation but when you are invited to the table how do you sound? What do you say? Are you the voice of exponential thinking and possibility or are you the voice of reason and logic?
  • Understanding the impact of language that you are using as a CIO, so that you can participate, lead, persuade and educate the business in regards to innovation and transformation.
  • Speed is the new Currency: How do you innovate the teams in your organization to ‘go fast?’
  • Data Aggregation vs. Data Analysis
  • Finding Mentors: you are the average of the 5 people you talk to most frequently regarding these topics. Who were your most recent conversations with?
  • What is a platform? Do you have the ability to build a community or a ‘Two-sided network’?
  • Sounding Different in Job Interviews
  • What is “Innovation at the Edge”?

Session 2 - Learn How a CIO Can Be a Chief Experience & Innovation Officer

1:15pm - 1:45pm Speaker: Shola Oyewole, CIO, United Therapeutics

Shola works as the CIO at one of the most innovative, game changing companies in the world. Learn why his CEO said:

“The NEXS Bar (Think Apple Genius Bar) is/was the most important thing IT has done in 18 years."

Shola will also review the following:

  • KISSS Principles
  • Paradigm of Abundance
  • Frictionless Access
  • His vision of "Help Desk" as "Business Consultants"

Session 3 - Defense Innovation

1:45pm - 2:30pm Speaker: James Crifasi, CTO, RedZone Technologies

Part 1 - Understanding the Virtual Information Security Officer (VISO) Role

Security is a VERB and not a NOUN – This session is geared for the CIO and/or CISO and is meant to teach a process model that has worked for enterprise businesses to be able to scale (hard to scale security) resources by reviewing what an on-demand VISO service provides.

The session will answer some of the following questions:

  • What is a Virtual ISO?
  • How does a VISO satisfy operational security needs?
  • How does a VISO satisfy security compliance needs?
  • How can you use a VISO to drive a security vision towards a [single pane of glass]
  • What problems can a Virtual ISO help a CIO solve?
  • How can you to deploy a Virtual ISO into your business?
  • What can’t a Virtual ISO do? What to avoid asking a VISO to do?
  • How can a Virtual ISO help with Strategy, Design, Tactics and Technical Response?
  • Two Minute Drill – A Ransomware checklist will be provided that you can take back to your team to validate your environment.

Part 2 - GDPR: How Will these New Regulations Impact You? 

  • Identifying the key distinctions of the new GDPR Regulations.
  • What types and pieces of information are considered GDPR?
  • Why “Transparency” of personal data is important.
  • The GDPR Checklist: A RedZone VISO program checklist will be provided that you can use within your business immediately.

Don't miss this unique opportunity!

About Your Host

Bill Murphy
President & CEO

RedZone Technologies

Bill is an entrepreneur, prolific thinker and communicator. He founded RedZone Technologies in 2001 with the vision of deploying an elite team, rigorous assessments and dependable solutions that thrive in the 'red zone'.

He hosts the popular RedZone podcast, where he interviews leaders who inspire him in the areas of Exponential Technologies, Business Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Thought Leadership, Enterprise IT Security, Neuroscience, Philosophy and more.

Bill hosts the long-running CIO and ExO Mastermind Group which helps IT executives to share expertise with peers, to build professional relationships, to learn about new (business innovation) developments and to expand leadership skills.

Bill is the D.C. area ambassador for Singularity University. His articles have been regularly been featured in CIO Review, CIO Today and Enterprise Security Today.

Special Guest Speakers

​Shola Oyewole

  1. United Therapeutics

As a member of the Senior Executive Leadership of United Therapeutics Corporation, Shola provides technology vision and leadership in the development and implementation of the global information technology (IT) program. In that role he supports the Finance, HR, R&D, Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing, and various business units in planning and implementing enterprise information systems to support both distributed and centralized business operations, and achieve more effective and cost beneficial enterprise-wide IT operations.

Additionally, Shola provides strategic and tactical planning, budget development, evaluation, and coordination of the information and technology systems for the corporation. He facilitates communication between staff, management, vendors, and other technology resources within (and outside) of the organization.

James Crifasi

RedZone Technologies

James Crifasi has over nineteen years of IT security, architecture, and integration experience and a strong record of accomplishment. He holds several degrees from the University of Maryland: a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Algorithmic Theory, a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Criminal Justice, and a Masters in Science in Interdisciplinary Management. Serving as Chief Technology Officer and VP for RedZone, James is responsible for all aspects of technology, project development, legal, and engineering for the company. He has over a decade of success in ensuring customers successfully and repeatedly pass any and all security examinations. James is also a member of Infragard.

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  • Understanding the impact of finance with innovation
  • How design thinking can help build capabilities around innovation
  • How to find the right innovation & exponential technology expertise
  •  What innovation technologies should CIOs be tracking now e.g. Virtual Reality, Big Data, IoT, Quantum Computing, AI, etc.

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